Overcoming Self Stigma

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Embarrassed, self-critical, alienated. Believing that you can’t have a full life, no one will understand you, or that you aren’t “normal.”  All these are signs of self-stigma (get a full list of signs here).

Overcoming Self-Stigma in Bipolar Disorder (OSSiBD) is an engaging new program designed to address self-stigma.

The OSSiBD program takes place in a small group setting in person or online. Participants work through 8 sessions of information, discussions, writing activities, and self-reflection with the ongoing support of the facilitator and other individuals. Participation in OSSiBD is FREE to all who are interested. Materials are available for free to clinicians interested in running OSSiBD groups in their mental health treatment settings.

Check out www.ossibd.com for more information or a group starting soon!

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Talking to Doctors

(reviewed 11/2014: amazingly, I think this is still needed) [mwm-aal-display] Lots of doctors have big egos. Not me of course. Fortunately. Why, I’m perfectly comfortable

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Dear Doctor

From the desk of James Phelps, M.D. Corvallis, Oregon Believe it or not, I’m not doing this to make money. You’ll have to read on

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Mood Tracking

Why track your mood? This is not going to be easy (or tracking exercise, which might be even harder). I’d better offer you a good

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Treatment FAQ

You don’t have bipolar disorder, necessarily, but you’ve got something more than plain depression: that’s why you’re here. Most of the ideas below apply to anyone with

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Evidence-Based Treatment

About Placebos and Randomized Trials Entering “bipolar disorder” on a large search engine today yielded a list of 19.3 million sites (can you believe that?!).How do you know

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